The 2017 edition of the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Award has come and gone. The award ceremony, which is organized by the publishers of Exquisite Magazine is a yearly event in celebration of women who have been outstanding in their fields during the previous year. The 2017 edition is the 9th one since the inception of the awards.

The criteria for being nominated or awarded, according to the publisher, Tewa Onasanya, is based on the character of the individual, her ability and achievements and how her work impacts the Nigerian and African society, through Direct and Indirect Leadership, Service, Commitment, Achievement, Integrity and Character.

20 awards are presented, out of which 5 are recognition awards called the Ladies Who Inspire award.

As expected, the occasion was graced by many women, including celebrities.

Here were some fashion pieces that caught our attention!

Cc @lizjohnblack in @lizjohnblackfashion

Idia Aisien

Cc @oliveemodi

Cc @tallulahglossy

Cc @omowunmi_dada

Cc @bridgetchigbufue

Cc @kemismallzz

Cc @iyaboojofespris

Cc @dabotalawson

Cc @ufuomamcdermott

Cc @lilianesoroo

Cc @inidimaokojie in @fablanebyderin

Cc @officialosas in @dna_byiconicinvanity

Cc @toyinabraham

Cc @chiomagoodhair in @jojanoservices

Cc @lanredasilvaajayi in her design

Cc @fablanebyderin in her design